Mission-Driven Union Busting

With God on Our Side
The Struggle For Workers’ Rights in a Catholic Hospital
Adam D. Reich
Cornell University Press, $26, 208 pp.

After the recent conflicts between the Catholic bishops and the Obama administration, one might be forgiven for thinking that the only thing the Catholic Church believes about employees is that they should not have employer-provided contraception. In fact, the church has elaborated a rich and admirable body of social teaching on labor, particularly on the right of workers to earn a living wage and to organize in trade unions. It’s also true that Catholic...

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About the Author

Clayton Sinyai is the political director of Laborers Local 11 in Alexandria, Virginia, and the author of Schools of Democracy (Cornell). He can be reached at csinyai@malaborers.org.

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